Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
The Cryosphere, 14, 4379–4404, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-4379-2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 4379–4404, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-4379-2020

Research article 04 Dec 2020

Research article | 04 Dec 2020

Satellite observations of snowfall regimes over the Greenland Ice Sheet

Elin A. McIlhattan et al.

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Snowfall builds the mass of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) and reduces melt by brightening the surface. We present satellite observations of GrIS snowfall events divided into two regimes: those coincident with ice clouds and those coincident with mixed-phase clouds. Snowfall from ice clouds plays the dominant role in building the GrIS, producing ~ 80 % of total accumulation. The two regimes have similar snowfall frequency in summer, brightening the surface when solar insolation is at its peak.